Salient. Official Newspaper of the Victoria University of Wellington Students Assn. Volume 40, No. 16. July 11 1977
[Letter from Peter Callinuos to Salient Vol. 40 No. 16 July 11 1977]
Having received rebuke for your admirable but ill conceived plan to stimulate debate by using forged letters from unsuspecting innocent writers (yes I'm referring to the forged Mulrennan letter). I wish Salient would stop continuing this practice.
As President of the Victoria House Students Committee it has come to my attention that two letters in the last edition attributed to Bruce Parkin and David Shilton are also forgerieses. These two students who suffer much abuse for their political sympathies are residents at Vic House and I have been advised by them that they know the authors of these letters and know their motives are, a rather underhand plot, to discredit their political persuasion.
Salient should take greater care in establishing the authenticity of its letters least you destroy your own credibility as well.